Science Social

Let’s talk all things science at Science Social, a new, exciting series of talks at the Science Mill. Three lectures by renowned scientists will be hosted at the Science Mill and followed by a wine and cheese reception with the speaker.

Nov. 5, 2016- Tom Henricks, Former NASA Astronaut: Life as a Space Shuttle Astronaut

Feb. 11, 2017- David Bernlohr, Ph.DControl Your Immune System and Live Healthy Longer

April 29, 2017**- Craig Packer, Ph.DLions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes and Men with Guns

**Please note that this date and time has changed

The talk begins at 3:30pm at the Mill, followed by a wine and cheese reception with the speaker.

  • Adults: $25 per lecture (21+ includes a glass of wine)
  • Students 12-21: $10 per lecture
  • Members: FREE (21+ includes a glass of wine)

LIMITED SEATING, PLEASE RESERVE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

 

If you cannot attend, but would like to make a donation to support these and all future Science Social Talks, please click here. The Science Mill is an IRS Sec. 501(c)3 organization. All ticket purchases and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. For more information about Science Social, please contact Holly Barton at holly.barton@sciencemill.org.


 

November 5, 2016:  Life As A Space Shuttle Astronaut

Tom Henricks, Former NASA Astronaut

Astronaut Tom Henricks flew four NASA Space Shuttle missions serving as commander and pilot. Tom is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and served as a commander, test pilot, and fighter pilot while flying the F-16 and F-4 aircraft. Following government service, he held executive positions at Bell Helicopter, Textron Inc., The Timken Company, and was president of AVIATION WEEK. He is now an aerospace consultant and pilots a 1940 Stearman bi-plane. Tom resides near Blanco, TX with his wife, country singer/songwriter Rebecca Henricks.

 

February 11, 2017: Control Your Immune System and Live Healthy Longer

David Bernlohr, Ph.D., Professor, University of Minnesota 

In this presentation, David Bernlohr, Founder of the Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism and Head of the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the University of Minnesota will present the major discoveries that have shifted aging research from focusing exclusively on lifespan to the new possibilities of living healthy longer, now referred to as “healthspan.” New discoveries, in part from his research laboratory, have surprisingly disclosed the connectivity of the immune system and inflammation to lifespan and healthspan. Using examples from both human biology and model organisms (mice, flies and worms), Bernlohr will profile how specialized cells function as an extension of your immune system and thereby affect your life, both length and health. David Bernlohr carried out his PhD work at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and did postdoctoral work at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  In 1985 he joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota and currently is the Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics in the College of Biological Sciences and Medical School. He is the Director of the Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism (iBAM) and holds the Cargill Chair in Systems Biology.

 

April 29, 2017: Lions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes and Men with Guns

Craig Packer, Ph.D., Professor, Director- Lion Research Center, University of Minnesota

Man-eating lions, people that hunt them and tales of courage against impossible odds!!

Dr. Craig Packer will take us on a journey to the complex, tooth-and-claw world of the African lion, with insights into one of the most iconic and dangerous animals on earth and the very real risks of protecting them. Dr. Craig Packer is Director of the Lion Research Center and Professor at the University of Minnesota. His past research includes studying baboons with Jane Goodall in Tanzania, Japanese macaques in Hakusan National Park, and lions in the Serengeti. Please join us as Dr. Packer discusses his new book, Lions in the Balance, a masterly blend of science, adventure, and storytelling, and an urgent call to action that will captivate a new generation of readers. This will be a fascinating talk for all ages that you don’t want to miss!!

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